Digimap – Online Mapping

Ordnance survey map from the 20th century of ashleyhay derbyshire

EDINA  commissioned the creation of a number of openly licensed class resources for schools and colleges for curricular areas with a focus on place.

The resources have been designed for use with the award-winning Digimap for Schools and it’s comparable FE-focused service Digimap for Colleges. Both services, provide easy access to a range of up to date Ordnance Survey digital mapping for Great Britain and build upon the established reputation EDINA has for delivering online mapping to the HE sector for 16 years via it’s flagship Digimap service. Users can access detailed maps showing building outlines, street level maps, road atlas style maps and maps for outdoor activities.  In addition the Digimap for Schools service contains beautiful historical mapping and superbly detailed aerial photography.


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Sample of Digimap for Schools resources


My Dream Island – Pupils create a new island by drawing it on a map, then annotate it to show human and physical features, including transport links to the mainland. PDF English 685KB) / PDF Welsh (726KB)

Ruin the landscape – Tourist locations are quite often places of natural beauty. How far do we go to put in facilities to encourage visits. PDF English (643KB) / PDF Welsh (725KB)

We went for a walk and… –  Creative writing based on experiences. P3 – S2 Literacy resource. PDF English (8MB)

Go to Digimap for Schools resources


Sample of Digimap for Colleges resources

Wish you were here? – Ideas for the first 6 lessons of the draft scheme of work for Unit 2: UK Travel and Tourism Destinations. BTEC First Travel and Tourism. PDF (4MB) / MS Word (2.5MB)

Close to the edge – Explore the changes that have taken place on the edges of major urban areas, and compare them with other parts of urban areas. A level Geography. PDF (3.8MB) / MS Word (1.5MB)

Written in the stones – Using OS maps to explore the geology that may be hidden beneath other layers, to consider how the geology contributes to landscapes becoming distinctive and different. GCSE Geography/Geology. PDF(7.6MB) / MS Word (3.8MB)


Go to Digimap for Colleges resources


Image: A map from the ordnance survey in the 20th century showing the location of Ashleyhay, Derbyshire, on Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 4.0